We provide comprehensive and confidential mental health services for all students enrolled in the schools located at the Anschutz Medical Campus (Medical, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, graduate school, etc.). Initial appointments are scheduled relatively quickly, often within the same week. Options for ongoing care include receiving treatment from the AMC Student Mental Health clinicians, the UCH Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, and a community network of providers, depending on insurance coverage.
ENROLLED AMC STUDENTS WANTING TO SCHEDULE A MENTAL HEALTH APPOINTMENT with Student Mental Health (Fitzsimmons Building) or Campus Health Center (AMC Health and Wellness Center): Call 303-724-4716
You may also contact us at SMHservice@ucdenver.edu to request an appointment (please do not use to obtain or discuss clinical information).
Residents and Fellows can access care at the Campus Health Center and will be able to access care at either SMH location beginning January 1st, 2019.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY:
FOR CARE AFTER-HOURS, ON WEEKENDS, OR DURING HOLIDAYS:
- If you are in acute crisis, please call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or Text “TALK” to 38255. You may also go to a local crisis center for evaluation, which can be found on the Colorado Crisis Services website.
- Faculty with acute concerns about an AMC student may also call the Colorado Crisis Services.
- If you are an existing AMC Student Mental Health patient and can wait up to an hour for a return call, you may reach the on-call psychiatry attending at (303) 370-9127.
*Please note: Due to patient privacy laws, Student Mental Health faculty and on-call attendings will not be able to discuss concerns about existing student patients with AMC faculty who are not part of the students’ clinical treatment team.
Appointments can be made by calling the Student Mental Health Service at 303-724-4716. Waiting time is minimal and students are usually seen within a couple of days. Clinical service hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Mon. & Tues.) and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Wed. - Fri.) . The Student Mental Health Service is located in Building 500, Level 2.1
Visits to the Student Mental Health Service are confidential. If you want any information to be shared with an outside person, you must sign a release of information. Any records maintained by the Student Mental Health Service are not part of your academic or administrative records. The Student Mental Health clinicians follow HIPAA and other state laws regarding confidentiality.2
Conditions and issues treated include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Substance use disorders
- Eating disorders
- Family problems
- Relationship conflicts
- Academic difficulties
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Grief and loss
- LGBT issues
- Sleep disorders
Treatment modalities and services include individual:
- Individual psychotherapy
- Group therapy/support groups
- Medication management
In addition, consultation is provided to deans, faculty members, and other support staff on any issues related to student mental health. Consultation appointments may be scheduled by calling the Student Mental Health Service at 303-724-4716 during business hours (8 a.m. - 8 p.m. M-T, 8 a.m. -5 p.m. W-F).
Student Mental Health accepts most insurances, including the school sponsored plan, United Student Resources. Please check with your insurance provider concerning coverage terms/limitations (i.e., co-pays, number of visits, etc.).5
For a mental health emergency, dial 911 or go to any emergency room. If you are on campus, dial 303-724-4444 or you may go to the University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Room; identify yourself as an AMC student, and you will be prioritized and seen by a UC-Denver psychiatry resident and faculty member.6